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NCAA Game Night: 1-5-19

#1 St. Cloud State Huskies 5 vs Robert Morris Colonials 2

D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 18 GP, 1-8-9, +14, 6 PIM

Nolan Walker (undrafted) setup Robby Jackson (undrafted) for a pair of 3rd period goals to break open a 2-2 game, propelling the Huskies to victory in the consolation game of the Three Rivers Classic. Lightning prospect Nick Perbix was on the ice for all three of St. Cloud’s three 3rd period goals.

The top-ranked Huskies improve to 14-2-2 (6-0-2 NCHC) and look forward to 8 straight weeks of NCHC conference play starting with a powerhouse match up featuring a pair of road games against #4 Minnesota-Duluth next weekend.

US NTDP U18 4 @ #4 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 2 (Exhibition)

F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 18 GP, 2-8-10, +7, 6 PIM

Expected 2019 1st rounder Cole Caufield (2019 draft eligible) scored a pair of goals to lead the US National Under-18 squad to an exhibition win over the #4 Bulldogs. Although this won’t count in the official standings, UMD with just one win in their last six games doesn’t bode well for a 11-5-2 (4-3-1 NCHC) Minnesota-Duluth team sporting a pair of games on the schedule next weekend against #1 St. Cloud State.

#8 Denver Pioneers 4 @ Wisconsin Badgers 3 OT

F Cole Guttman, DEN: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 4/9 FO
Season Totals: 18 GP, 9-6-15, +11, 10 PIM

Bolt prospect Cole Guttman scored his 9th goal of the season in the 3rd period to knot the score at 3-3 and eventually force overtime, where Slava Demin (VGK, 2018 4th round pick) potted the game winner in Denver’s weekend sweep of the Badgers. Guttman’s 9th goal is tops among NCAA Division I freshmen. Wisconsin scored twice within a 30 second span in the 1st period to take an early two goal lead, but the Pioneers battled back to tie the scored at 2-2 early in the 2nd before a Matthew Freytag (undrafted) power play goal re-established the lead for the home team. Denver improves to 12-4-2 (4-4 NCHC) and begins a long string of NCHC conference play next weekend back at the Magness Center against Nebraska-Omaha.

#20 Cornell Big Red 2 @ #5 Quinnipiac Bobcats 2

D Alex Green, COR: did not play
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM
’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

Big Red netminder Austin McGrath (undrafted) made 35 saves and Morgan Barron (NYR, 2017 6th round pick) led a rally from a two-goal deficit as Cornell battled back for a gutsy ECAC road tie against the #5 Bobcats. Quinnipiac goalie Andrew Shortridge (undrafted) made 30 saves to foil a Cornell victory.

Cornell’s record is now 7-5-1 (5-2-1 ECAC) and takes a break next weekend from conference play to host #15 Arizona State.

#9 Penn State Nittany Lions 1 @ Minnesota Gophers 4

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 0-1-1, +4, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 16 GP, 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

F Sammy Walker, MINN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 5/10 FO
Season Totals: 19 GP, 4-7-11, +6, 10 PIM

Lightning prospect Ryan Zuhlsdorf set up a Tyler Nanne (NYR, 2014 5th round pick) 1st period score and was on the ice for all four of the Gophers goals as Minnesota beat the #9 Nittany Lions to split the weekend series. Predators prospect Rem Pitlick (NAS, 2016 3rd round pick) led the Gophers with a goal and two assists and Mat Robson (undrafted) made 31 saves. UMN improves to 7-8-4 (4-3-3 B1G) and continues Big Ten conference play next weekend against #6 Notre Dame in South Bend.

#18 Yale Bulldogs 5 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 5 OT

G Ty Taylor, UNH: ND. 24:20 MINs, 4 GA, 6 SVS
Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-2-1, 3.65 GAA, 0.863 SV%

Bolt prospect Ty Taylor was pulled at 4:20 of the 2nd period after giving up 4 Yale goals on 10 shots and the Wildcats in a 4-0 hole. However, UML battled back, scoring five of the final six goals and force an eventual tie with the Bulldogs. Brendan van Riemsdyk (undrafted) led the Wildcats with goals on the power play and shorthanded, and Anthony Wyse (undrafted) scored and added a pair of assists. Robbie DeMontis (undrafted) led Yale with two goals and an assist. New Hampshire’s record is now at 6-7-6 (2-4-3 HEAST) and returns to Hockey East conference play next weekend in a home-and-home series against Boston University.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

NCAA Game Night: 1-4-19

#1 St. Cloud State Huskies 2 vs #14 Union Dutchmen 7

D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 17 GP, 1-8-9, +11, 6 PIM

The Dutchmen got a pair of goals each from Brandon Estes (undrafted) and Ryan Walker (undrafted) along with a 36-save performance from Darion Hanson (undrafted) as Union College routed the top-ranked Huskies in the opening match of the Three Rivers Classic in Pittsburgh on Friday night. This marks the second consecutive game St. Cloud has given up 6+ goals since returning from the holiday break, losing last weekend in an exhibition game against the USA NDTP U18 club. St. Cloud was playing without forward Ryan Poehling (MTL, 2017 1st round pick), who currently leads the 2019 WJC tournament with 5 goals and 8 points. Kevin Fitzgerald (undrafted) scored both goals for the Huskies, the first a power play marker in the 2nd to cut the Dutchmen lead to 3-1, but Union would strike twice in the first 90 seconds of 3rd to blow open a 4-2 lead and squelch any hope of a final period rally by St. Cloud.

The Huskies drop to 13-2-2 (6-0-2 NCHC) and take on Robert Morris in the consolation game on Saturday night ahead of the trophy game between Union and Brown.

#8 Denver Pioneers 6 @ Wisconsin Badgers 3

F Cole Guttman, DEN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 6/10 FO
Season Totals: 17 GP, 8-6-14, +11, 8 PIM

The Pioneers broke open a 2-2 deadlock at the 2nd intermission on Friday night with 3 goals in the first five-and-a-half minutes of the 3rd period, led by Tyler Ward (undrafted) and Liam Finlay (undrafted). Bolt prospect Cole Guttman won 60% of his draws but failed to register a point.
Denver improve to 11-4-2 (4-4 NCHC) and look to complete the sweep against the Badgers Saturday night..

#20 Cornell Big Red 3 @ Princeton Tigers 2

D Alex Green, COR: did not play
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM
’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

Alec McCrea (undrafted) scored 78 seconds after the Princeton equalizer for what would be the eventual game winner as Cornell upset the #10 Tigers in ECAC conference play on Friday night at the Hobey Baker Rink. Bolt prospect Alex Green missed his ninth game of the season. The Big Red scored twice in the 1st to establish the early lead, but Princeton battled back with two points each from Matthew Thom (undrafted) and Mark Paolini (undrafted).

Cornell improves to 7-5 (5-2 ECAC) and continues their road trip Saturday night against a resurgent #5 Quinnipiac squad.

#9 Penn State Nittany Lions 4 @ Minnesota Gophers 2

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 15 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 2 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

F Sammy Walker, MINN: 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 3/10 FO
Season Totals: 18 GP, 4-7-11, +7, 10 PIM

Rough night for Lightning prospects Sammy Walker and Ryan Zuhlsdorf, both going -3 Friday night in the Gophers Big Ten conference loss to ninth-ranked Penn State. The Nittany Lions netminder Peyton Jones (undrafted) made 30 saves in the win. After a 1st period power play goal, Minnesota surrendered three-straight as Penn State put the game out of reach. The Gophers drop to 6-8-4 (3-3-3 B1G) and look to split the weekend series Saturday night in a rematch at 3M Arena.

UMass-Lowell River Hawks 2 @ #2 UMass-Amherst Minutemen 1

F Ryan Lohin, UML: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 2/5 FO
Season Totals: 14 GP, 6-7-13, +2, 4 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

UML rides into Mullins Center Friday and promptly upsets the #2-ranked Minutemen in Hockey East conference play. Chris Hemberg made 33 saves in this huge win for the River Hawks.

UML improves to 9-8-1 (5-4-1 HEAST) and looks ahead to next weekend with a pair of road games against Colgate.

Merrimack Warriors 1 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 2 OT

G Ty Taylor, UNH: did not play
Season Totals: 5 GP, 1-2-1, 3.06 GAA, 0.886 SV%

The Wildcats picked up their fourth straight win Friday night when Senators prospect Angus Crookshank (OTT, 2018 5th round pick) scored 53 seconds into the extra session to give UNH the victory. Mike Robinson (SJS, 2015 3rd round pick) made 24 saves. New Hampshire improves to 6-7-5 (2-4-3 HEAST) and looks ahead to hosting #18 Yale on Saturday night.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

NCAA Game Night: 12-30-18

Bentley Falcons 3 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 4

G Ty Taylor, UNH: did not play
Season Totals: 5 GP, 1-2-1, 3.06 GAA, 0.886 SV%

The Wildcats picked up where they left off before the holiday break, winning their third straight game against a gamey Bentley squad. UNH got a goal and an assist each from Senators prospect Angus Crookshank (OTT, 2018 5th round pick) and Patrick Grasso (undrafted). Bentley netminder Aidan Pelino (undrafted) made 39 saves in a losing effort. For UNH in net, Lightning prospect Ty Taylor sat back up to Mike Robinson (SJS, 2015 3rd round pick), who allowed three goals on just 16 shots despite getting the win. New Hampshire improves to 5-7-5 (1-4-3 HEAST) and looks ahead to a Hockey East conference match next Friday against Merrimack.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

NCAA Game Night: 12-7-18

Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 0 @ #2 St. Cloud State Huskies 2

D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 15 GP, 1-6-7, +10, 6 PIM

Kings prospect David Hrenak (LAK, 2018 5th round pick) pitched a 18-save shutout Friday night and the #2 ranked Huskies got goals from Jack Poehling (undrafted) and Jimmy Schuldt (unranked) as St. Cloud blanked the unranked Mavericks in NCHC conference action. The Huskies improve to 12-1-2 (6-0-2 NCHC) and prepare for the rematch against UNO Saturday night.

#4 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 2 @ Western Michigan Broncos 3

F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 15 GP, 2-7-9, +8, 4 PIM

The unranked Broncos upset the #4 ranked Bulldogs at home at the Lawson Ice Arena in Kalamazoo with a pair of 3rd period goals to overcome a 2-1 deficit. It marks the first two-game losing streak for UMD on the season after losing to North Dakota last Saturday night. Bolt prospect Cole Koepke helped set up a Justin Richards (undrafted) marker late in the 2nd period to give the Bulldogs the 2-1 lead heading into the second intermission. But Western got goals from Blues prospect Hugh McGing (STL, 2018 5th round pick) and Colt Conrad (undrafted) in the 3rd while Trevor Gorsuch (undrafted) made 14 saves in the final frame to preserve the win. UMD falls to 10-4-1 (4-3 NCHC) and looks to split the weekend series with WMU Saturday night in NCHC conference action.

#6 Denver Pioneers 1 @ #14 North Dakota Fighting Hawks 4

F Cole Guttman, DEN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 8/14 FO
Season Totals: 13 GP, 7-4-11, +9, 6 PIM

North Dakota fired just 15 shots at Pioneer goalie Devin Cooley (undrafted), scoring twice in the 1st and again early in the 3rd to build a 3-0 lead. The Fighting Hawks were led by Mark Senden (undrafted) and Colton Poolman (undrafted), who each notched a goal and an assist. UND netminder Adam Scheel (undrafted) turned aside 21 Denver shots for the team’s second straight win. Denver drops to 7-4-2 (3-4 NCHC), winners of only two games in their past seven as they’ve ran the gauntlet against all ranked opponents in St. Cloud, UMD, Providence, and now UND. Denver hopes to split the weekend series Saturday night against this same North Dakota team.

Minnesota Gophers 2 @ #15 Michigan Wolverines 2 OT

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 11 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

F Sammy Walker, MINN: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 2/8 FO
Season Totals: 14 GP, 4-7-11, +9, 6 PIM

After a pair of 2-2 draws last weekend against Ohio State, the Golden Gophers pick up Friday night where they left off, this time battling #15 ranked Michigan to a 2-2 tie. Lighting prospect Sammy Walker celebrated his naming to the USA World Juniors preliminary roster by opening the Gophers scoring with his 4th goal of the season just past the midpoint of the 2nd to knot the score at 1-1. Predators prospect Rem Pitlick (NAS, 2016 3rd round pick) gave Minnesota a 2-1 lead less than two minutes later, but the Wolverines managed the equalizer before the second intermission. UMN goalie Mat Robson (undrafted) made 36 saves, including 18 in a scoreless 3rd period to stave off the Michigan onslaught. The 4-6-4 (2-2-3 B1G) Gophers return to the Ann Arbor ice Saturday night, attempting to break a four-game winless streak.

UMass-Lowell River Hawks 5 @ Boston University Terriers 3

F Ryan Lohin, UML: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 11 GP, 6-6-12, +4, 2 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

Red Wings prospect Seth Barton (DET, 2018 3rd round pick) and Charlie Levesque (undrafted) both scored in the 3rd to break open a 3-3 deadlock, securing the River Hawks’ 8th win of the season. Lightning prospect Ryan Lohin set up Anthony Baxter (undrafted) just past the game’s midpoint to give UML a 3-1 lead. Flyers 1st rounder Joe Farabee (PHI, 2018 1st round pick) assisted on all three of BU’s goals, and Chris Schutz (undrafted) led the River Hawks with a goal and an assist. UML improves to 8-6-1 (4-3-1 HEAST), winners of four of their last five, returns home Saturday night to the Tsongas Center for the back half of this home-and-home series.

New Hampshire Wildcats 3 @ Dartmouth Big Green 2

G Ty Taylor, UNH: W, 60:00 MINS, 2 GA, 25 SVS
Season Totals: 5 GP, 1-2-1, 3.06 GAA, 0.886 SV%

Bolt prospect Ty Taylor recorded his first collegiate win Friday night, a 25-save effort against the Big Green for UNH’s 3rd win. After UNH scored twice in the 1st, Dartmouth battled back to knot the score 2-2 in the 2nd. Joseph Cipollone (undrafted) scored what would be the game-winner for Taylor just past the midpoint of the 3rd. New Hampshire improves to 3-7-5 (1-4-3 HEAST) and look for the sweep Saturday night back at the Whittemore Center for part two of this weekend home-and-home series.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

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